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6/29/2006 2:59:00 PM
The Ottawa Senators have locked up one of their elite blueliners, as sources tell TSN the team has signed defenceman Wade Redden to a two-year contract.
RDS reports that Roberto Luongo has signed with the Vancouver Canucks for four years at $6.8M a season.
Not necessarily a trade rumor, but according to the Palm Beach Post, Gary Roberts has asked the Florida Panthers to trade him back to Toronto. Reason? His 16 year-old-daughter attends a boarding school, but would be left “unsupervised” if Roberts plays in Florida, and his ex-wife moved to Calgary. Wow, such a nice mother!
Mike Keenan is looking to trade Roberts for a minor leaguer, or a draft pick, to create more cap space. With the Leafs rumored to buy out Tie Domi’s contract, Roberts may be a good substitute, unless John Ferguson Jr. wants to send some salary back to Florida.
With the great season and horrible playoffs the Wings had this year, you would think most Detroit fans would be happy to see the offseason. Not so.<
Sportsnet.ca – Sources tell Sportsnet that the Boston Bruins are expected to announce Dave Lewis as the team’s next head coach. Last year’s coach Mike Sullivan was fired by the team on Tuesday.
Chiarelli is believed to have considered at least 5 candidates for the coaching job, specifically Dave Lewis, Pat Quinn, Marc Habscheid, Mike Johnston and Mike Sullivan.
According to tsn.ca the Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed defenseman Frantisek Kaberle to a four-year, $8.8 million contract.
The 32-year-old Czech native would have become an unrestricted free agent Saturday.
Today the Ottawa Senators’ John Muckler decided not to qualify centre/forward Tyler Arnason, whom they traded for from the Chicago Blackhawks at the March ’06 trade deadline for Brandon Bochenski and a pick.
According to TSN, the Los Angeles Kings are pursuing Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo.
According to a Newspaper in TO, the following was printed in todays papers…..Comments, Thoughts.
It’s Edmonton Versus Carolina. Deja vu anyone?
OLN (Outdoor Life Network) no longer the channel name.
And, HockeyTradeRumors.com’s coverage of the Entry Draft.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed their leading point scorer Brad Richards to a 5 year, $39 million dollar contract; making it $7.8M yearly salary.
The Oilers are helping my opinion of them way back before the playoffs. But, will they beat the Ducks?
Why didn’t San Jose win?
Weather forecasters actually predict hurricanes will heat the Northeast, for real!
And….correcting the news about the Canadian anthem getting booed. Should the NHL take away the national anthems at the start of each game?
Also, why hockey is the best game in the world.
There will be a new Memorial Cup victor this year. The London Knights were swept by the OHL Champion Peterborough Petes in 4 straight one-goal games (2 in overtime). Gilbert Brule (VAN) and the Vancouver Giants dominated the WHL playoffs and were the first team to win their respective league. The QMJHL crown is still up for grabs but the teams contending for the championship are the Moncton Wildcats and the Quebec Remparts who will both be in the Memorial Cup as Moncton is the host city. I will preview all the teams involved and let you know about the key players.
According to various reports, General Manager Pierre Lacroix of the Colorado Avalanche has stepped down as GM, but will remain as President of the team. Ten years of great success, Lacroix will go down in history as one of the best general managers in the NHL. Keep the good memories with you Pierre, you earned great respect from me and hope yuo hire the right GM for the Avs!
Big question could arise, however. Will Joe Sakic stay?
Sportsnet.ca — The same company that twice tried to bring the NHL to Hamilton, Ont., is now preparing a bid for the Pittsburgh Penguins with the intention of relocating the team.
Ottawa not so Sensational.
It’s not Duck season in Colorado.
Devils may blame an organization for their losing.
California’s unfriendliness with Oil.
And so, we have the first concluded series of this year’s playoffs, and quite possibly the second one tonight if the Ottawa Senators beat John Torturella and his Lightning.
I cheer Let’s Go Rangers!